72 Hour Emergency Kit — #8 Transportation
Mobility in the modern age is considered a most important essential – how else is one to get to the drive-up window? In reality, transportation is an extension of communication. If we can’t send the message, we may have to deliver it to get our needs filled.
Emergency planning considers the consequences of failed services essential to support transportation. Failed electricity equals no means to pump gasoline. Downed power lines, bridges, or flooded approaches impede movement. How and with what can you get through?
LPCs (leather personnel carriers) may be your only hope if you don’t own roller blades, a bicycle, or even a skateboard. In your emergency plan look around for a personal powered transport device that doesn’t need electricity, gas, or support products from outside sources. Consider that your 72-hour first responder kit will have to go with you. A mini scooter just might do if you can carry fuel for it.
For more ideas contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, AND DO IT RIGHT NOW.